Speak Up! Act Up! Forum

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Date/Time: 10/04/2004 12:00 am

BREAKTHROUGH: building human rights culture and
The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, NYU School of Law
invite you to
Speak Up! Act Up!
Forum for a New America
April 10th, 2004 from 1-7pm
New York University School of Law, Vanderbilt Hall
40 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
A Day of Education, Action and Comedy for Arab, Muslim and South Asian Young People
All others welcome too!
….All MC’d by the hilarious Indian/Japanese Comedian Dan Nainan
What are all those politicians doing in Washington anyway?
How are their actions and policies affecting your community?
What can you do to make your voice heard and protect the human rights of your
family, friends and communities?
1pm – 2pm Meet Up!
Register, eat and mingle
2pm – 4pm Speak Up!
Dynamic speakers address how immigration, reproductive health, politics and human
rights policies affect YOU.
Out of Status (11 minute documentary)
Mallika Dutt — Breakthrough
Hisham Elkoustaf — ACLU
Shoba Sivaprasad — National Immigration Forum
Silvia Henriquez — National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
Catherine Balsam-Schwaber — Rock the Vote
4:15pm – 5:15pm Act Up!
Breakout sessions to explore what you can do to make your voice heard.
Michelle Fei & Yumari Martinez — New York University School of Law
Silvia Henriquez — National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health & Mythri
Jegathesan — SAKHI for South Asian Women
Shormin Hossain, Shoshi Doza & Sheila Mirza –Youth Organizers from DRUM
Partha Banerjee — New Immigrant Community Empowerment
5:30pm – 6pm Hook Up!
Learn more and get involved with AALDEF, DRUM, Arab-American Anti-Discrimination
Committee, NICE, New York Immigration Coalition, SAKHI, Afghan Communicator, Council
of Pakistan Organizations, Arab American Family Support Center, Rock the Vote, Youth
Organizers United and many more…
6pm – 7pm Expressions of a New America
Comedians — Nasry Malak, Dan Nainan
Spoken Word Artists — Urban Word, Blackout Arts Collective; Open Mic
For more information contact nausheen@breakthrough.tv or call (718) 457-4300 or go
to www.breakthrough.tv